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KZFR cures Chico’s Halloween blues with ‘brilliant mayhem’ and ‘dance love’

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // November 6, 2021

KZFR-FM threw a special party on Sunday that felt like Chico’s first big Halloween celebration since before COVID-19. Music-lovers danced the night away at “Smokey Blu Birds Halloween Spooktacular”...

Photo by Shae Pastrana.
The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit experience.

Pandemic-stricken arts economy questions meaning of ‘essential’

Shae Pastrana, Opinion Columnist // May 2, 2021

Nearly 130 years after his death, Van Gogh still lives. I struggle to find words to describe my experience at the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit that opened last month in San Francisco. Overwhelmed with...

Smokey the Groove bandmates combine rock and funk with some jazz tunes. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Smokey the Groove presents the party challenge

Nicole Henson // April 18, 2018

“If we were a TV show we would be Sesame Street but if Sesame Street met the band from the Muppets," explains the talented group of goofballs who make up Smokey the Groove.The group reminisced over...

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